The Burnt Rollways Dam boat hoist between the Eagle River and Three Lakes Chain of Lakes was a busy place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The hoist is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
In what might have been the town’s largest Fourth of July parade ever, the sponsoring Three Lakes Lions Club brought in eight marching units in addition to the dozens of business-related floats, commercial vehicles, fire trucks, classic cars and... more
HITTING THE WATER — With temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s much of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, vacationers took to the lakes of the North Woods. This was the scene on a Franklin Lake sandbar Saturday. For the past several years,... more
Getting wet at the Sayner parade.
Communities across the North Woods celebrated Independence Day with parades, picnics and fireworks on the Fourth of July.
St. Germain kicked off the area’s Fourth of July festivities Sunday with a parade down Highway 70. Parade participants in patriotic attire tossed candy to spectators near Cathy’s Ice Cream Shoppe.   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
A big crowd turned out for the eighth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in on Big Stone Lake Saturday. More than 70 high-performance race boats were timed against the clock on a 1,000-foot course. Race officials said the fastest boats,... more
Getting wet at the Sayner parade.

Plan to limit records access escapes budget

The planned overhaul of the state’s open records law was removed Saturday from the state’s budget, a proposal that was blasted by many who said the move would lead to a secretive government hidden

One person dies in Phelps crash

One person has died as a result of a vehicle crash early Sunday morning near 3250 Highway 17 in Phelps, according to a press release from the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office.

Artarama July 18 plans 2 auctions

Two silent auctions will be offered at the 43rd annual Artarama event Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park in Eagle River.

POPSAlive concert scheduled July 16

The second annual POPS­Alive concert will be held Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River. 
These photos show some Pancake Breakfast scenes at Three Lakes High School.
Lions members on the griddles.

We Serve

The Three Lakes Lions Club lived up to its “We Serve” motto last Friday, hosting a pancake breakfast fund-raiser and an impressive Fourth of July parade that included eight marching units from th
The Independence Day parade took place in the afternoon, featuring floats from area businesses and organizations.
Local resident Larry McCaughn served the town as grand marshal of the parade for 2015.
The Independence Day parade took place in the afternoon, featuring floats from area businesses and organizations.

Sayner parade

The Sayner community held its annual Fourth of July celebration Saturday, beginning with the annual chicken-que sponsored by the Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
A float promoting St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Land O’ Lakes.
Youths joined in the parade fun

Community celebration

Land O’ Lakes celebrated Independence Day in grand fashion with a giant fireworks display Friday night at the airport and a parade through downtown Saturday afternoon.

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County supervisors in Vilas and Oneida have sent a clear message to state Sen.

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The planned overhaul of the state’s open records law was removed Saturday from the state’s budget, a proposal that was blasted by many who said the move would lead to a secretive government hidden

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Three Lakes Fire Chief Dave Kirby walked the parade route with the department’s equipment nearby, distributing candy to the kids.  --Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER